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“Best fish and chips in town.”

Bowpicker Fish & Chips
Ranked #1 of 98 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout
Lacey, Washington, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips in town.”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

It may seem a little dicey to get your grub from an old boat on the street. FEAR NOT! It is seriously delicious. For your safety, I've done quality control many times. I'm still alive :) This place frequently has a line in the summer, and there is good reason! There is not too much seating (the only downside).

Visited August 2011
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Portland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Fish and Chips in a long time.”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Tuna fish and chips that are amazing, washed down with a sprite and some decent fries. The only thing that could make it better would be fresh cut fries and this place would be off the charts.

Visited July 2011
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el prado
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips you will ever have”
Reviewed 9 December 2011

It's true. I grew up 40 miles down the road from Astoria and have eaten fresh seafood all my life. Nobody serves fish and chips like the Bowpicker. The only downside is the fact that you have to eat in your car if the weather is crap. Which it is most of the year on the Oregon Coast.... I never let that stop me when I'm in town-- this tuna is to die for.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank sniraga
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Kennewick, Washington
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Fish and Chips!!!”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

The Bowpicker has the BEST fish and chips!! They're so good!! It takes a little while for them to get your order ready, but it's because they make it fresh on the spot for you. It is so worth the wait!! You'll want to get there a little bit before lunch time and right when they open (around 11) because a large line forms!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank K9jenn
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South Bend WA
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The BEST Fish and Chips!”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

I really don't like fish and chips, but this place looked interesting. It's located in an old bowpicker perched up on a hill off the main highway.

There are a few stairs that lead up to the service window, then you wait on the platform while your food is prepared. We ordered a $10 platter of fish and chips, which was plenty for two people, and oh my gosh was it GOOD! I had never had fish & chips made with fresh tuna before (sounds pretty disgusting, eh?) but I could have easily eaten another portion. Light, crispy, not greasy and served with steak fries. The tartar sauce was super. In fact, the only thing lacking was a side of cole slaw, which might have been on the menu and I didn't see it.

I'm not sure if they are open during the winter, but you must try this place in the summer!

  • Visited July 2011
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